Diploma in Illustration

If a picture speaks a thousand words, imagine the signification an illustrator could convey. Illustrators today are more than just a craftsman. They define visual languages and styles that traverse geographical and cultural boundaries. Historically, an illustrator’s artworks are featured in books, newspapers, advertising, on packaging and other printed mediums, yet today, the possibilities are endless as the demand for illustration opens up in animation, web design and interactive media. In the increasingly competitive environment, there is growing demand for creativity, innovation and uniqueness, and this is where illustrators come in. Our Illustration course has been developed in close connection with industry experts, covering a balanced education of classical art skills with contemporary idea development and new media, and giving you the knowledge and insight to advance in your signature style while improving the inherent artistic aptitude for illustration.

Dasein Diploma in Illustration is accredited with the Malaysian Qualifications Agency ( MQA / A5506 ).

Program Structure

Painting Drawing Color Studies
Basic Design Computer Aided Design Art History
Bahasa Kebangsaan or Critical Thinking Digital Art Aesthetic Studies
Digital Photography Pengajian Malaysia English 1 & 2
Figure Drawing    
Illustration Techniques Contemporary Illustration 1 2D Digital Application
Painter (Digital Painting) English 3 Contemporary Illustration 2
Character Design 2D Animation Moral dan Etika or Pendidikan Islam
Penulisan Kreatif Perception Light & Color  
Compositing Studies Concept Design 1 Publishing Illustration
Digital Photo Manipulation Creative Illustration Concept Design 2
Digital Imaging Story Board  

Career Opportunities

  • Visualizer
  • Illustrator
  • Character Designer
  • Muralist
  • Art Director
  • Graphic Novelist
  • Digital Matte Artist
  • Concept Art Artist
  • Children Book Illustrator
  • Digital Artist
  • Photo Retoucher / DI Artist and etc

Students' Work